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Church & Dwight Co. Inc. said its normalized net income for the fourth quarter was 39 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 41 cents per share.

EPS rose year over year from 38 cents.

Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $103.1 million, compared with $104.0 million in the year-earlier period.

The normalized profit margin rose to 12.4% from 12.0% in the year-earlier period.

Total revenue came to $873.6 million, compared with $865.5 million in the prior-year period, and total operating expenses grew on an annual basis to $704.4 million from $695.3 million.

Reported net income grew on an annual basis to $109.1 million, or 41 cents per share, from $106.4 million, or 39 cents per share.

For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled $1.51 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of $1.62.

EPS rose 5.3% from $1.43 in the prior year.

Normalized net income was $402.7 million, a gain from $393.7 million in the prior year.

Full-year total revenue rose from the prior-year period to $3.39 billion from $3.30 billion, and total operating expenses grew year over year to $2.71 billion from $2.65 billion.

The company said reported net income fell on an annual basis to $410.2 million, or $1.53 per share, in the full year, from $415.3 million, or $1.51 per share.